Get a cell phone. Stay home alone. Go to the mall with best friend and No Parents. Wear makeup. Get contact lenses. Attend a boy-girl party. Rory Swenson has been waiting her whole life to turn twelve. And she's got a list to prove it. Whenever Rory asks her parents for something, they always say, "When you're twelve . . ." Well, in exactly, 18 hours, 36 minutes, and 52 seconds it will finally happen. Rory's life will officially begin!
Wendy Mass is the author of award-winning books for young readers, including 11 Birthdays
, 13 Gifts
, The Last Present
, and the Twice Upon a Time series; as well as A Mango-Shaped Space
, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall
, Leap Day
, Every Soul a Star
, Space Taxi
, and The Candymakers
. She lives with her family in New Jersey.